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IISD RS coverage of GCSF-10



25th Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ 
Global Ministerial Environment Forum 
(GC-25/GMEF) 

16-20 February 2009 | Nairobi, Kenya

Highlights for Tuesday, 17 February 2009

On Tuesday morning, GC-25/GMEF delegates convened in ministerial consultations and the Committee of the Whole (COW). In the afternoon, deliberations continued in the COW and in three parallel ministerial roundtable discussions on the theme: “Global crises: national chaos? Towards a green economy.” Two contact groups, on the budget and programme of work for 2010-2011 and chemicals management, also met throughout the day. The drafting group on state of the environment and environmental law convened in the afternoon.

Above photo: Painting by Jerrika C. Shi, depicting the consequences of climate change. 


MINISTERIAL CONSULTATIONS:

Nick Gowing moderated the panel discussion on ‘Global crises: national chaos?’ Towards a green economy. 

Pavan Sukdev, Green Economy Initiative Hasan Mahmud, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh Jacqueline Cramer, Minister for Environment and Space, the Netherlands Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair of International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management

Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany Stanislav Ananiev, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Russian Federation Byung-Wook Lee, Vice Minister for Environment, the Republic of Korea David Foster, Blue-Green Alliance, USA


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE:

Afternoon session of the Committee of the Whole (COW).

 

Jukka Uosukainen, Finland presided over the COW with Angela Cropper, UNEP Deputy Executive Director.  

COW Chair John Matuzsak, US Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity  Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziaber, Ethiopia


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Daily web coverage:
16 February - 17 February - 18 February - 19 February- 20 February
 

GC-25 Related Links

UNEP website for the 25th Session of the Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Official GC-25 Documents: Working documents
Official GC-25 Documents: Information documents 
Notification by the Executive Director
Overview of GC/GMEF
Information for Participants

Pre-Session Events

Official website: 10th Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF-10)
Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment (NWMLE)
Exhibition: Green Technology Tent


Links to IISD RS Resources

IISD RS coverage of the 10th Session of the Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF-10) 14-15 February 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the 10th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-10/GMEF), 20-22 February 2007, Principality of Monaco
IISD RS coverage of the 9th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-10/GMEF), 4-9 February 2006, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IISD RS coverage of the GC-24, 4-9 February 2007, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the GC-23, 21-25 February 2005, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of meetings on Biodiversity and Wildlife
IISD RS coverage of meetings on Chemicals Management
IISD RS coverage of meetings on Climate and Atmosphere 
Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
CLIMATE-L - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
Linkages Africa - Fortnightly newsletter reporting on sustainable development events in Africa

 
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